3D Printed Drones Impress Evonik and Continue to Prove Real-World Utility

Chemical company Evonik, like many other chemical companies, saw the opportunity there is in 3D printing and began manufacturing materials for the technology along with its other products a while ago,…

US Marine Designs 3D Printed Surveillance Drone at Fraction of Regular Cost

There are all sorts of applications for 3D printing in the military, from a submarine hull and a trauma simulator to missile components and surveillance drones. Recently, Rhet McNeal, a 26-year-old…

KU Leuven Researchers Use 3D Printing to Develop Hybrid CargoCopter Drones

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, or University of Leuven (KU Leuven), is located in Leuven, Belgium; if this sounds familiar, it’s because Materialise is also located in the city of Leuven, about 16 miles outside…

3D Printed Drone Combines Embedded Electronics with Extreme Heat Resistance

We’ve talked about search and rescue drones, and even a drone that could help fight fires. But what about a drone that could, theoretically, fly into the extremely hot environment…

Piccolissimo: University of Pennsylvania Uses 3D Printing to Create Smallest Self-Flying Vehicle

ModLab, the modular robotics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, recently revealed the world’s smallest self-flying vehicle called Piccolissimo which relies on 3D printed custom frames for extra speed and…

Instructables’ and Shapeways’ New Drone Contest is Giving Away iPads, GoPros and Bionic Birds. Oh My.

Online educational maker project repository Instructables is teaming up with 3D printing service provider Shapeways for yet another design contest. This time around Instructables users are being asked to create…

Search and Rescue: Shapeways and DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Drone Accessory 3D Design Challenge

DJI’s Phantom 4 is a drone that has received much attention for its integrated camera, sleek design, and long flying range. Now, DJI has teamed up with 3D printing services…

3DRobotics Releases 3D Printable IRIS+ Drone Free on MyMiniFactory

Berkeley-based drone manufacturer 3DRobotics has teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to release a free 3D printable version of their flagship drone the IRIS+. The original IRIS+ was…


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